On Sunday the Steelers lost out on Byron Leftwich as the backup last season signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs. Now the team has quickly made amends for that, as on Tuesday the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Super Bowl champs agreed to terms with backup Charlie Batch on a one-year, $895,000 contract.
Batch would have been the backup last season, but missed all of last season with a broken collarbone suffered in a preseason win over the Eagles. He will come to camp as the backup, but will be pushed by Dennis Dixon, who may find himself in a number of roles in the Steelers 2009 offense.
Batch was originally signed as a backup quarterback by the Steelers in 2002.